Whereas, Leon Baradat has given of himself in time and energy and many years of service to the betterment of the California community college system as President of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, in addition to service in the top leadership position of the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) and Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC);
Whereas, Leon Baradat has contributed to education and scholarship through the writing of countless articles, position papers, and reports, as well as authoring books including Political Ideologies: the Origins and Impact, which is in its 9th edition;
Whereas, Leon Baradat has been awarded numerous honors including the Hayward Award, the FACCC Full-Time Faculty Member of the Year award, and the Regional Award from the Association of Community College Trustees in recognition of his tremendous contributions made to California community colleges; and
Whereas, Leon Baradat guided his local Senate of Mira Costa College through difficult budgetary times while maintaining collegiality as senate President and was instrumental in foundational changes in the Statewide Academic Senate by working on issues including, UC admissions, credit/non-credit, and as Chair of the Academic Standards Committee leading to the course classification system which raised academic standards, faculty members being appointed to ACCJC, and working with and giving testimony to the state Legislature on the need for the Academic Senate to have state funding;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges award Leon Baradat the status of Senator Emeritus with all rights and privileges pertaining thereto; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges wish Leon Baradat success in all his future endeavors. MSU Disposition: Local Senates
The Senate Office updated information to designate Leon as Senator Emeritus with all the privileges granted to him including free fall and spring plenary registration and Rostrum publications.